Is there truly a perfect golf swing?
A perfect golf swing must repeat itself over and over again, must be efficient yet powerful and create the perfect angle of approach, swing path and angle of clubface every time. The answer to this question is yes there is a perfect golf swing. However, it is performed by a machine called Iron Byron.
The perfect golf swing for the individual golfer would be one that is efficient and falls within certain game fundamental parameters that you are physically capable of executing. All golfers have varying degrees of mobility and stability traits as well as body types which is why no two golf swings are the same.
The parameters that any golf swing must fall into have the following traits: on-plane swing; shallow angle of approach; inside path of approach; square clubface; centeredness of contact and clubhead speed.
Establishing your perfect golf swing must begin with setup fundamentals. Grip, posture, balance and alignment must all be mastered to create the proper foundation and ability to swing within ball striking parameters.
During the initial move away from the golf ball there needs to be an early separation of the upper body from the lower body. The lower body must resist the temptation to move laterally. This allows for powerful stretches to develop within the body which is called the x-factor. As the upper body turns over top of the stable lower body, it must turn (rotate) but remain tilted at the same time. This allows the golfer to maintain posture during the backswing.
The transition move is the critical move. All great ball strikers move the same way to begin their forward swing. The movement is created from the ground up meaning that the lower body (hips) begins to move toward target first, followed by the upper body (shoulders, back and chest) and then the hands (club). This order of movement is essential to creating a powerful repeating efficient golf swing.
During the forward swing there will be certain moments when one part of the body will slow down so energy can be transferred to another segment of the body. The order of efficient stabilization is the hips slow down first, followed by the upper body and then the lead arm just prior to impact so maximum energy can be transferred into the clubhead and ultimately delivered into the golf ball.
The order of movements that we have discussed can only be measured under 3-D body motion capture analysis.
To create your perfect golf swing remember to always establish proper pre-swing fundamentals, eliminate unnecessary lateral and vertical movements and begin working on your chain of movements.